NORTH KOREAN FAILSAFE:
A HARSH LESSON IN COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN
A HARSH LESSON IN COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN
Just a few days ago, I was intrigued by the movie “Olympus Has Fallen” and of its timing and synchronicity with current events happening with North Korea. I walked away from the film realizing that plot was too blatantly close to what was happening in reality. It seemed too weird to be able to connect dots and ask questions about why it seemed that, when I walked out the theater, I was walking into the twilight zone of newly-fueled paranoia and dread about the fate of my country and the possibility of being obliterated by a country that, for some reason, had become the villain du jour.
I have been puzzled by the lack of information being provided by the media, the lack of reaction from the public and quite literally the lack of any sign of war happening in South Korea despite the fact that we have been told that the cease fire has ended and that both Koreas are in a ‘state of war‘.
We have, however, been told that missiles are being refueled, that intelligence is saying that missiles have been moved to the east coast of North Korea and that war will happen within days. The escalation that we are hearing about is really not moving as fast as one could imagine and there are things that aren’t quite right with regards to what is being reported and what is happening.
There is something that I feel that I have overlooked and that I have to share with you because my conscience has prompted me to do so. A while ago, I had spoken of the film ‘Argo‘ and how the Iranian government was angry over how they were being depicted in the film and that there was a worry that such films would once again vilify a people, especially a people that it had been reported is the most hated people in the United States according to a Gallup poll.
Well, now I have been bombarded with e-mails asking me if I had seen the remake of ‘Red Dawn‘ and how, once again, the first few minutes of the remake seems to be an exact forestructuring of what we are seeing transpiring in North Korea.
For me, it can be highly suspicious that there is a bit of programming happening and that we may be seeing an example of what is called the revelation of the method where we are responding to paranoia that has been generated out of Hollywood regarding unseen enemies and how they may be responding to activities that we have had a part in aggravating.
Film provides a particularly good barometer of cultural beliefs, fears, and desires. However, are we seeing films that are not reflecting the undercurrent feelings of the zeitgeist, but planting ideas that are destructive?
There seems to be this model being presented in the movie theater that is reminiscent of the “Cold war” mentality. The portrayal of American paranoia is very strong and creates a very real fear that what we are seeing on the screen is our future if we do not take the measure of a preemptive strike against the enemy that has been thrown up onto the big screen in THX sound and 3D.
In ‘Olympus Has Fallen‘ the terrorists are not Middle Eastern or Russian – they are North Korean. In the movie ‘Red Dawn‘, the invaders of the homeland are not Russians, as was previously shown in the original, but North Korean. In the movie ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation‘, the President threatens North Korea.
Are we beginning to see the programming of an event that has not happened? Can we see the manipulation of retro causality and if proven would be willing to reject our programming if it were found out that we are mistaken about North Korea?
I know this is a tremendous thing to ask, but it is relevant because many Russian news agencies have now reported that the United States has made a horrible mistake and has mistranslated the so called declaration of war that Kim Jong Un allegedly made.
International media reported the North Korean statement, published on the country’s state news agency KCNA, as reading that North Korea “is entering a state of war” with South Korea, and that all issues between the neighboring countries will be handled in accordance with wartime protocol.
The AFP news agency cited the same North Korean statement as saying “The long-standing situation of the Korean peninsula being neither at peace nor at war is finally over.”
Russian media reported that a faulty translation might have been to blame for this apparent uptick in bellicose rhetoric.
The North Korean original statement apparently stressed that the country would act “in accordance with wartime laws” if attacked, and that “from that time, North-South relations will enter a state of war.”
What this means is that if the declaration of war has been misinterpreted, then what is happening is that Kim Jong Un who has been seeing the flyover of B-2’s and the war game activities is simply stating that if these acts lead to an aggressive attack then he will defend his country with nuclear weapons if needed.
On March 11 2013, South Korea and the United States began annual large-scale military exercises, codenamed Key Resolve. The drills involve 10,000 South Korean and 3,500 US troops.
Prior to the exercises, Pyongyang threatened the United States with a preemptive nuclear strike amid warnings that it plans to terminate the Korean Armistice Agreement.
It warned of retaliatory countermeasures if the United States and South Korea went ahead with the drills.
North and South Korea are not technically “at peace” since no peace treaty was signed following the Korean War in 1953. The Demilitarized Zone between the countries is the most heavily armed border in the world.
The United States dispatched two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers on an “extended deterrence” practice run over South Korea. They have also moves sophisticated radar and battery to the borders as a stance of defending our allies. US officials said the exercise should serve “to demonstrate very clearly the resolve of the United States to deter against aggression on the Korean Peninsula.”
North Korea responded by placing its strategic rocket forces on standby to strike US and South Korean targets. It was reported that mid-range rockets had been placed on the eastern borders and it was reported in the United States media that war would happen in just days.
Still there seems to be no word from President Obama. There has been no real media breakthroughs and no shooting or war-like movements in the south. There is only fear and paranoia and many unanswered questions. It is leaving many people wondering if this is all theater or if there is a false flag attack waiting to be carried out against a US city and all out thermonuclear war.
Russian media reported that South Korean news agency Yonhap had cited unnamed military sources as saying that “no special deployments of North Korean forces had been observed, despite this threatening rhetoric.”
There has been no further clarification from North Korea.
This may indicate that what Russia intelligence is reporting could be true. We very well could have misinterpreted the statement from North Korea and due to the cultural paranoia we are hearing what we want to hear and we are seeing what we want to see and all of it is blurred by a paranoid veneer.
This is dangerous and needs to be investigated as soon as possible.
The danger is that the United States is not avoiding a war, but is seeking a pretext or provocation for war, when we may have been responsible for the a “response” from North Korea and a misinterpretation of that response in what can be called a “fail-safe” type communication breakdown.
“Fail Safe” is a well known cold war film that starred Henry Fonda as the President of the United States. The film is based on the book by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. Due to an astronomically devastating computer error, the United States is under the impression that the Russians have launched a nuclear attack on the United States.
The Russians, of course, are now realizing that the flight of Strategic Air Command bombers, originating in Alaska and carrying two nuclear warheads, is past what is known as the ‘fail-safe’ point. With Russian military jamming their communication, they cannot be recalled. They are headed toward Moscow to drop their bombs and complete their mission. The options of stopping them are both limited and extremely time sensitive.
Pressure mounts as the President and his advisers attempt to recall the group or shoot them down. Communications finally open with the Soviet President. In a chilling exchange, both leaders acknowledge that mistakes and misinterpretations have been made on both sides. However, that does not erase the fact that the jamming of signals and the accidental launch of the warheads has commenced.
The President of the United States has to inform the Soviet Chairman that Russia will be destroyed as the SAC pilot protocols cause the crew to reject counter-orders to abort the mission. The President then informs the Soviet Chairman that upon confirmation of the accidental nuclear attack on Moscow, the President is forced to order an immediate similar nuclear strike on New York City.
Now we are at a crossroads and we need to stop and ask ourselves why this whole situation does not seem to be quite right, why it seems so outrageous that North Korea would make this kind move.
Do you really think that North Korea has truly forgotten that they lost close to thirty percent of its population as a result of US led bombings in the 1950s? US military sources confirm that 20 percent of North Korea’s population was killed off over a three period of intensive bombings. Imagine what a nuclear confrontation would bring and no one would be able to determine the untold loss of life.
In comparison during the second World War, England lost 0.94% of its population, France lost 1.35%, China lost 1.89% and the US lost 0.32% of its population. Furthermore, a recent Lancet study shows that there were an estimated total of 655,000 Iraqi civilian deaths following the US led invasion.
Now would it be a huge let down to tell you that maybe North Korea has not declared war on anyone. That they have only taken a stance on what they thought was an act of aggression and are only defending their turf and saying that if things don’t change their contingency plans are to die defending their way of life?
Is it prudent to think that nothing really is adding up and that this so-called “state of war” directive from Kim Jung Un is in truth a statement of support for whatever decision he has to make if what he is seeing is an act of aggression from the united States?
Is Russian intelligence correct when they report that North Korea will declare themselves in a state of war when their leader makes that decision? That the real translation is merely words of support for their Leader and his charge of protecting his people? It is a statement of support from the people and perhaps a warning to the South that the North will not fold under their attack.
Ria Novosti, a Russian media, outlet has challenged the interpretation of the so called declaration of war from North Korea by reporting that The North Korean original statement apparently stressed that the country would act “in accordance with wartime laws” if attacked, and that “from that time, North-South relations will enter a state of war.”
This fits with other quotes from the North Korean media that really did not make any sense because of the so-called war rhetoric that we are claiming is ratcheting up, KCNA North Korean State radio has been reporting that:
“The army and people of the DPRK are full of the spirit to defend the country as was displayed in the 1950s. The powerful countermeasures of the DPRK to defend the sovereignty are a manifestation of the firm will of its army and people to defend the country and socialism at the cost of their lives from the hostile forces’ aggression moves.
If the enemies finally ignite a war of aggression, they will turn to ashes without having time to regret themselves over not paying due heed to the significant warning issued by the Supreme Command of KPA that they will have hardest time with their destiny at stake the moment they make a provocation. The strong countermeasures taken by the DPRK are not to threaten others but to defend the dignity and the sovereignty of the country and the nation.”
Before you discredit this entire possibility keep in mind that if the North and South are in a state of war, then why is it that all reporters on the ground there are basically baffled as to why there is no sign of aggression or troop movements anywhere to be found. Despite regular threats of nuclear destruction and Pyongyang’s recent proclamation that the two Korean states are officially in a state of war, day-to-day life has retained its normality.
It is as if nothing is happening.
Maybe we should take that to heart.